Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare have updated the Projects of Concern list with the removal of the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) Wedgetail Aircraft Project and the Lightweight Torpedo Project and the addition of the Mulwala Redevelopment and the Direct Fire Support Weapon Projects to the list.
The two projects removed together represent a combined value of $4.5 billion, bringing the total value of projects removed from the list to over $14 billion since the Projects of Concern process was created in 2008.
Since the Projects of Concern process was established, 21 projects have been put on the list. Fifteen have since been removed – 13 due to remediation and two due to cancellation.
In June 2011, Mr Smith and Mr Clare announced reforms to strengthen the Projects of Concern process, including:
For a full list of the current Projects of Concern, please refer to the PDF of DWP issue no.235.